REDBLACKS have first quarterback under contract | | Official Site of the Canadian Football League
San Jose State Athletics Staff

OTTAWA -- The Ottawa REDBLACKS have signed quarterback Matt Faulkner, who becomes the team's first pivot under contract for the newest team in the Canadian Football League.
Faulkner, a 6-foot-2, 210-pound native of Highland Park, TX; a suburb of Dallas, completed 274 of 422 passing attempts (64.9 per cent) for 3,149 yards during the 2011 season as the starter for the San Jose State Spartans.
The REDBLACKS' football staff continue to assemble the team's pre-season roster, with the CFL Expansion Draft the next major milestone on Monday, December 16. The team will select 24 players from the eight other CFL clubs, including eight import players and 16 non-imports.


Fan Comments
Of all the guys you sign, you sign a guy who lead SJSU to a 5-7 record. Why not sign Nate Davis who almost lead Ball St to a BCS bowl. Or how about Nick Florence who lead the Baylor offense last year, 62% 33tds. Or Taylor Potts who was very successful at Texas Tech. Who completed 66% of his passes starting for two years and 57 tds. The Big 12 spread offenses are the most comparable to the CFL passing game.
December 12, 2013 - 12:41pm
als rule
@AS: have you given any thought to the fact that their rights maybe owned by other CFL teams?!!
December 13, 2013 - 9:54am
Get a Canadian quarterback because there are plenty of them in the country who are superb, but get overlooked in favour of Americans. Most unfair.
December 11, 2013 - 11:26pm
I agree, boycott ticket sales.

What has he done since 2011?
December 12, 2013 - 11:40am
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G13: sorry I 2 would like to see C playing QB BUT the fact remains there are NOT that many/superb as you seem to believe!! last year montreal signed former McMaster QB quinlan to a 2 or 3 year contract and then a month later he retired and most believed he had a decent chance at making it!!
December 13, 2013 - 10:14am
Ron Murphy
Kevin Glenn's first student.
December 11, 2013 - 5:43pm
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or 2nd or 3rd!!
December 11, 2013 - 10:07pm
He'll have to get used to cold weather play, of course, if he makes the team.

Minor quibble: It's spelled San José State (don't forget the acute accent).
December 11, 2013 - 3:21pm
als rule
good for the RBs!!
December 11, 2013 - 3:00pm
The 'Ottawa Sawblades' set their sites on the first we go CFL fans!!!
December 11, 2013 - 2:03pm
Faulkner 13 td's & 13 int's in last season (2011) for Spartans. He apparently has a very quick release. We'll see.....GO REDBLACKS!!!
December 11, 2013 - 4:36pm
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@R&N4E: what? 13 INTs is a quick release?!!
December 12, 2013 - 11:11am